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WRITINGS AND TEACHINGS

KENNETH WESTHUES
Professor Emeritus
University of Waterloo, Canada

Updated with quotes for May 2015:

Classic:
If leadership does not mean coercion in any form, if it does not mean controlling, protecting or exploiting, what does it mean? It means, I (think) freeing. The greatest service the teacher can render the student is to increase his freedom — his free range of activity and thought and his power of control.
— Mary Parker Follett, "The Teacher-Student Relation," 1928.

 

Direct:
Reciprocity insists that in the pedagogical scale of values, first place be reserved for every individual student's autonomous intellectual development, whether that is in the direction we approve, or not.
"On Trying Not to Be a Kierkegaardian Professor,"
Atlanta, Georgia, 1985.

Garden moment for May:

In Niagara, the European native wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) has usually finished blooming by the end of April, but spring this year is a little late — and more delightful for that.


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